A woman changes a dirty HVAC air filter to improve residential indoor air quality.

6 Things That Compromise Residential Indoor Air Quality

Posted on 4th November, by carrolladmin in Air Conditioning, Cooling.

The quality of the indoor air you breathe can affect the health, safety, and comfort of all those living under your roof. Allergens, uncomfortable temperatures, and chronic illnesses are just a few of the many health issues brought on by poor quality air.  To ensure your home has healthy air, it’s helpful to understand the […]

A crawl space encapsulation will bring energy efficiency to your home.

The Pros and Cons of Crawl Space Encapsulation

Posted on 28th October, by carrolladmin in Uncategorized.

Your home’s crawl space is a dark and dirty place that can attract all sorts of pests and creepy crawlies. It also tends to be very damp and can cause microbial growth and structural problems—especially in Virginia. You might wonder if you should encapsulate your crawl space and what value you’ll get from it if […]

a house plant sits near a return air vent representing a way to improve indoor air quality in the home

Understanding and Improving Indoor Air Quality in Homes

Posted on 13th April, by carrolladmin in Uncategorized.

If you haven’t given much thought to the indoor air quality in your home, it might be a good time to start. From physical to mental health, indoor air quality in homes contributes to your overall well-being.  To understand how to improve indoor air quality in homes, let’s start with what air quality means. Air […]

a man climbs a pull-down ladder in his garage to assess his attic insulation

5 Ways to Make Your Attic More Energy Efficient

Posted on 14th March, by carrolladmin in Uncategorized.

Did you know that 9 out of 10 homes are poorly insulated? Furthermore, inefficient attic insulation can cause your summer and winter energy bills to climb by as much as 15%?  You might be saying to yourself, “that doesn’t apply to me because the last time I looked inside my attic, I saw insulation.”  But […]

a man looks inside an air register and wonders how often he should have his ducts cleaned for better indoor air quality

How Often Should You Have Your Ducts Cleaned?

Posted on 18th February, by carrolladmin in Air Conditioning, hvac.

Clean air ducts can contribute to a healthier and less dusty indoor environment. The vast majority of allergens and dust enter your home through your HVAC system. Over time, these pollutants can settle and build up in your air ducts—and get released whenever you run the A/C or heater. Many experts recommend that you have […]

An African American man adjusts his thermostat after learning about the differences between heat pump vs. furnace.

Choosing Between Heat Pump vs. Furnace

Posted on 18th February, by carrolladmin in Water Heaters.

Heat pumps can be an energy-efficient alternative for many households. As a result, they are quickly becoming the preferred choice over traditional options such as furnaces and air conditioning units. Unlike these, heat pumps provide both heating and cooling within a single unit. Keep reading for a quick overview of the factors to keep in […]

A woman with bucket collecting water from leaking ceiling.

Leaking Pipes: Causes and Fixes

Posted on 27th December, by carrolladmin in Plumbing.

No one wants to hear it, but a leak in your plumbing can be costly. In addition to the repair bill, leaks can cause other issues such as water damage and mold. A pervasive leak can even drive up the cost of your utilities.  It is important to be proactive and keep an eye out […]

Plumbing Checklist: Buying an Older Home in Richmond

Posted on 26th December, by carrolladmin in Plumbing.

Neighborhoods like The Fan, Shockoe Bottom, Church Hill, and Bon Air offer Richmond homeowners a residence of historic charm and character. From Tudor Revival to Spanish Colonial style, Queen Anne to Victorian, these majestic homes have been standing strong for decades, some even centuries.  There are many perks to investing in an older home and […]

older Richmond, VA homes on Monument Avenue

7 Common Heat Pump Problems & Answers

Posted on 24th December, by carrolladmin in Heating.

As colder weather nears and households begin preparing for winter, it’s time to take a look at your heater and ensure that you are ready for the season.  Heat pump malfunctions can be annoying, costly, and even dangerous. When problems arise, it can be difficult to know what the issue is and how to fix […]

A family enjoying morning time in the bathroom free of smelly bathroom drains

How to Get Rid of Smelly Bathroom Drains

Posted on 8th November, by carrolladmin in Plumbing.

There are few things worse than a smelly bathroom drain! You come home from a day at work ready for a nice bath or shower and you’re greeted by unpleasant fumes. What is that smell? The pros at Carroll Plumbing & Heating can help you get to the bottom of your stinky bathroom drains. We’ll […]